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Old Feb 24, 2021, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default Datavac duster or something else?

Looking at getting an air duster and was wondering what people recommend.
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Old Feb 24, 2021, 11:45 AM   #2
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Looking at getting an air duster and was wondering what people recommend.

https://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-...4188664&sr=8-3


Ive been using one of those for like a decade and it works perfect and blows everything away
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Old Feb 24, 2021, 11:47 AM   #3
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At that price I guess I keep destroying the ozone!
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Old Feb 24, 2021, 11:50 AM   #4
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At that price I guess I keep destroying the ozone!

I think I paid for 40 bucks for the one I have but its the same. Prices have definitely gone up since then. I suppose if you look around you might find a cheaper place.
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I have that one and the ESD vacuum.

The blower is good. I used it to blow leaves outside.

The vacuum is worthless for the small areas, despite the small attachments due to loss/leakage and airflow inhibiting design where some attachments in line closer to the vac are smaller than the ones towards what you're cleaning. It's good for cleaning out dust filters and the outside of the case (USB connectors, I/O plate, etc.).
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Old Feb 24, 2021, 12:06 PM   #6
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Havent had many issues with it. There arent many small areas in my case because the wires are cleaned up pretty well but the attachment(long thin one) worked well for those for me. But without the attachment it will do 95% of the work.Paid for itself many times over by not having to buy canned air.
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I think I paid for 40 bucks for the one I have but its the same. Prices have definitely gone up since then. I suppose if you look around you might find a cheaper place.
Same, they have doubled in price since I bought mine years ago.
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The price evens out over time anyway. My dad has had one for years; I think Hapa was the one who told me about it a long time ago.
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Havent had many issues with it. There arent many small areas in my case because the wires are cleaned up pretty well but the attachment(long thin one) worked well for those for me. But without the attachment it will do 95% of the work.Paid for itself many times over by not having to buy canned air.
I was talking about the vacuum re: the small attachments being useless: https://www.newegg.com/metrovac-117-...82E16896329007
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I just use an air compressor and blow out my electronics.

Anything needing vacuumed I use the Dyson cordless vac.
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Definitely worth it. I've has mine for about 8 years and it's cleaned the dust in my PC's, laptops, and receivers many a time over. Air cans are ****
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Yeah air compressor out in the garage works the best.
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Yeah air compressor out in the garage works the best.
I use that when my PC looks like KACs too...
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I use that when my PC looks like KACs too...
You have to blow away the rgb ghey?
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Yeah air compressor out in the garage works the best.
Careful with those, some people have damaged their comps by using too much pressure lol.
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Even with the datavac you've got to be a little careful and hold your fans in place. I've heard you can spin them so fast that it burns out the bearing.
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Even with the datavac you've got to be a little careful and hold your fans in place. I've heard you can spin them so fast that it burns out the bearing.
depending on which type of fans you have too much pressur eon them can easily kill them too
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I always hold the fans use about 60 psi. Now when i cleaned my gf's computer out last week i went higher... The dust, tar from cigs, and cat hair omfg that rad was toast.... it was like a toxic gas cloud errupted from the garage it was baaaaaad. Now, it runs fine and doesn't over heat no more lolololol.
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tar is the worst, back when i still smoked it was a pita to clean the fans
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I always hold the fans use about 60 psi. Now when i cleaned my gf's computer out last week i went higher... The dust, tar from cigs, and cat hair omfg that rad was toast.... it was like a toxic gas cloud errupted from the garage it was baaaaaad. Now, it runs fine and doesn't over heat no more lolololol.
You cleaned out tar from your gf.
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